updated 06:55 pm EDT, Mon June 7, 2010
WHDI to get 3D support this year, Wi-Fi link next
The WHDI organization on Monday said it will release a new specification that will back all 3D formats supported the HDMI 1.4a. WHDI 2.0 is due, with full 3D support that includes the next-generation 1080p 60Hz x2 3D format. This will also bring with 4K HD format support that has four times the resolution of 1080p, at 4096x2160. WHDI and Wi-Fi can be integrated and exist on the same channel, along with reduced power requirements for integration with mobile devices will also be included in WHDI 2.0.
The new version is due to appear in the spring of next year.
Existing WHDI allows 1080p, 60Hz HD source signals to be sent to HDTVs wirelessly throughout the home. Its range is said to be greater than 100 feet, and it can reach through walls, while latency is set at less than 1ms. HDCP 2.0 is supported by WHDI. The initial standard is due to be launched this fall.